Mike Kueber's Blog

April 12, 2013

Deadline for illegal immigration

Filed under: Issues,Law/justice,Politics — Mike Kueber @ 5:24 pm
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A couple of months ago, I blogged about the Path to Citizenship negotiations and noted the paucity of information relating to a deadline for illegal immigration.  The status of that situation changed 180% today – i.e., instead of no information, we are presented a fait accompli.  So much for transparency.

According to an article in the NY Times, the Gang of Eight have agreed on a January 1, 2011 deadline.  Illegal immigrants who came to the United States after the deadline will not be given a path to citizenship.  This is apparently a compromise between the Democrats in the Gang, who preferred January 1, 2013, and Marco Rubio, who preferred an unspecified earlier date, although the Times article suggests that the compromise was a victory for Rubio.    

When I first started writing on this subject, I suggested an earlier date, too, but the political landscape was changed by the presidential election, and the proposed deadline now seems reasonable.

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